A SLOW start was at the root of Huddersfield’s problems as they were beaten 33-20 at Bromsgrove in National II North.
They were put on the back foot almost instantly as Bromsgrove scored a try wide out after just four minutes and then grabbed a second touchdown, this time converted, on 20.
Huddersfield rallied from the shock and managed to cut the deficit to four points as fly half Chris Johnson managed to go over in the corner and then made amends for failing with the conversion by landing a penalty soon afterwards, but the West Midlands club regained the initiative with a converted try just before half-time.
Huddersfield battled to keep pace and again cut the home side’s lead early in the second period when winger Matthew Clark touched down and Johnson added the goal, and they hit back once again after another Bromsgrove score when back row forward Nick Sharp forced his way over.
However, Bromsgrove killed the game off with a try 10 minutes from time.